auto news desk, Maruti Suzuki is going to launch its Maruti Frons car in April. It will be based on the company’s Baleno hatchback and will come with more premium features. But Toyota has already made preparations to compete with Maruti Franks. If reports are to be believed, Toyota will launch an SUV in India called the Taisor, which will be based on the Maruti Franks.
This will be the design of SUV
Front design similar to Grand Vitara is seen in Maruti Franks. Similarly, the design of the front of Toyota Taisor can remind you of the company’s Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyrider. It will get a clamshell bonnet, bumper-mounted projector LED headlights, split-style DRLs, blacked-out grille, skid plates, ORVMs, roof rails, wheel arches with black cladding and dual-tone alloy wheels. At the rear, there will be connected LED taillights, shark-fin antenna and a roof-mounted spoiler.
Will have head-up display and 6 airbags
The interiors will be kept similar to the Maruti Suzuki Franks. It will get dual-tone dashboard, leatherette upholstery, head-up display, ambient lighting, automatic climate control, multifunctional steering wheel, semi-digital instrument cluster and floating-type 9.0-inch touchscreen. For safety, it will have features like 6 airbags and 360 degree view cameras.
Like the Fronx, the Toyota Taser could also be offered with two engine options. It will be powered by a 1.0-litre “Boosterjet” turbo-petrol engine, which produces 99hp power and 147Nm torque. The second engine will be the 1.2-litre “DualJet” petrol, which will generate 89hp power and 113Nm torque. It will be mated to 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and AMT gearboxes.
Toyota Taser Price
After the official launch of Maruti Suzuki Fronx in India, Toyota may launch this SUV in mid-2023. Like the Glanza, the coupe-SUV will also command a higher premium than its cousin. We expect the Toyota lookalike to start from around Rs.